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June 16, 2008
I have a particular yen for reading books about one place when I’m in another, very different one. I read ‘The God of Small Things’ in Rekjavik, and ‘The Bear Comes Home’ in Kerala (I refused to read Roy’s book while I was in her home state and it was a wise choice, revisiting Kerala through her...
April 28, 2009
There are things about this book that made me want to give it three stars - despite the very fine writing - e.g. the situation was maybe too familiar: the 'orphaned' girl who goes to live with a 'bad' relative with a favoured but stupid son; there were odd jumps in the plot, we never learn for ex...
March 25, 2009
A very gentle and beguiling read. It had a distinctly feminine touch, despite being written by a man with a moustache!
The way we were introduced to the characters felt very natural, very life-like, more akin to the way you get to know a person in the flesh than through the pages of a book. You di...
August 26, 2014
This very strange and elaborate version of the wicked stepmother tale is totally engrossing. He's created a whole lot of characters that are really unpleasant and chillingly calculating in a very ordinary way, with a plot that moves unpredictably and swiftly. It's very readable.
November 28, 2008
I loved this novel: compassionate, moving and not the kind of novel you forget in a hurry. See my blog review:
March 15, 2008
Mellifluous prose, patient dementia, remorse and recrimination—all the stuff that keeps you up late. Reading, ruminating.
May 01, 2009
Sorry Charles (if you happen to read this, i noticed you rated it yourself and are a goodreads user) but i can only give the book 2 stars. At first i thought i had picked up a book aimed at young adults but read on anyway.
I think the story had some potential but was very disjointed. I liked the w...
January 14, 2013
I didn't really know what to think of this novel. It sort of left me with this empty feeling. Plus it was rather disturbing in parts. I never really understood the main character. Didn't know what she wanted, why she did things. Also, the changing between past and present happened out of nowhere...
September 11, 2016
I enjoyed the story unfolding but feel it was left unfinished. It was like the author had to rush the end or keep to a certain word count so just crammed everything in. Most frustrating, but good story
September 01, 2010
With the attention-grabbing first line; "When I was thirteen, my father killed my mother" this story soon had me racing through the pages, wondering just how 13 year old Carol ends up marrying Uncle Joey.
Thirteen year old Carol is sent to live with her Aunt Margot when her father is jailed for m...